How do (do?) people use the Secure Zone?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by knowbodynow, Sep 27, 2005.

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  1. knowbodynow

    knowbodynow Registered Member

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    I started with True Image version 8. I use it to create images of partitions that I store on an external USB2 hard drive. With version 9 I'm interested in backing up folders from separate drives to an external USB2 drive. I've never thought of using the Secure Zone and remember reading on a thread at GRC that it could be a source of problems. I'm just wondering under what circumstances is it useful.

    Thanks,

    CaH
     
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    Usually only when you have a single drive, with a single partition on it.

    I can't think why anyone with data which is of value to them would ever consider backing up to the same harddrive, however many partitions it had.
     
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    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hello Knowbodynow,


    To add to what foghorne has said, the SZ can be used in conjuction with the Acronis Startup Recovery Manager (SRM) by people with an ultra portable laptop that doesn't have the capability of booting from a floppy disk or CD-ROM. In this case they will be able to enter TI's Linux based rescue environment by pressing F11 whilst booting their laptop.

    You could, in fact, use the SZ on your external drive without activating the SRM (it's the SRM not the SZ that can be the source of problems!) in order to automatically manage the number of incremental images you create. Have a look at this previous <Acronis Support reply> for an explanation of how TI achieves this.

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  4. knowbodynow

    knowbodynow Registered Member

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    Thanks for the replies. It seems in my situation I can just ignore it.

    CaH
     
  5. I find it invaluable for easy reference to individual files in images,
    since I can't explore a DVD image (with TI 8, anyway).

    See my recent post in the "Some things better in 2,259" thread for
    details of how I escaped the SNAPMAN Blue Screen of Death bug
    by restoring selected files from my Secure Zone image after an
    aborted attempt to install and use TI 9 had changed them.
    Without the Secure Zone I would have had to restore an entire
    DVD image, losing my work (mostly email in and out) since
    creating that image.
     
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